A change in latitude?


After our slow summer here, time seems to be moving a lot faster lately as we try to figure out our next move. We’ve been canvassing the house-sit and job boards, meeting new people through the web in all kinds of places – from our own hometown of Cocoa, FL to Mexico to Maine and many places in between. So far there’s been interest expressed on both sides, info exchanged, even a few Skype conversations – but no definitive answer, yet.

Feeling a little frustrated, I drew an ‘inspiration card’ today from my tarot deck; interestingly, it turned out to be the Wheel of Fortune, with its apt interpretation, below.

The Wheel of Fortune suggests that there are external factors that are influencing your situation that may be unknown to you or outside of your control. It is as though the Universe is just dishing up whatever it pleases at this time, and it can feel quite unpredictable and unnerving as a result (especially if you like being in control most of the time!). This is one of the challenging aspects of the Wheel of Fortune since no matter which way the Wheel of Fortune turns, it is impossible to try and change it. So, you might as well try to accept what is happening and adapt accordingly.  If a crisis seems inevitable, recall that in every crisis lies opportunity. When you have been pushed in a new direction, know that every path leads somewhere, even if you do not know where it is. Such events are simply out of your control, and if you can accept that then the ride gets a lot easier. 

Keep optimistic and have faith that the Universe will take care of the situation in the best way possible. This will be  a pivotal point in your life, where new options become possible, and a chance encounter may become a turning point. The appearance of this card shows that change is not only likely to happen, it is certain to happen, and soon. And it will likely be a dramatic change from the established order, something which may require making a first step on a new and unfamiliar path.

So where do you think we should (or will) go next? Suggestions (or your best guesses) welcome!

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4 thoughts on “A change in latitude?

  1. Christine says:

    If you have never been to Maine, I would highly recommend that neck of the woods. I lived in New Hampshire for six years and really, really loved it up there. I’m one of those weirdos who loves winter and the snow, though. So, you’d have to be ok with that. The flies & mosquitoes in some areas can get pretty bad in the summer. Other than that, it’s one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. Autumn there is everything you’ve heard it to be, gorgeous. Some of my fondest memories are snowshoeing through the woods and seeing all the animal tracks and signs you don’t see when the snow isn’t there. And there is nothing quite like seeing your first real live moose. 🙂
    I wouldn’t recommend moving there during the winter unless you are experienced in driving in the snow and ready for the cold. Not that it can’t be done, but just be ready to learn quick if you don’t know how. I would say right now (Sept – Oct) is the most beautiful time there.
    Feel free to message me on Facebook if I can help with any other questions you may have if you’ve never been up in that area.


    • jgambill21 says:

      Christine, we’ve actually been intrigued by the idea of Maine (it sounded especially wonderful during the worst of the heat spells here LOL). I grew up in snow – a Milwaukee girl – and Ray’s been in it enough to know what it’s like. Never been further northeast than DC and NYC and I’m not sure that really either of those counts as experiencing “the country” up there – – something we’ve always thought about doing. We’ll have to wait and see!


  2. Perry Chow says:

    Try a little time in Chet or the surrounding areas. It has most of the things you need (several types of beer, electricity, good restaurants, etc) and it is coming up on the best time of the year to be there. Places are fairly cheap to rent. Caladonia is a nice area. Or maybe the Tulum area. Just hope we get to see you both before you leave. Our ETA is late Oct to early Nov. if all goes well.


  3. jgambill21 says:

    Hi Perry and Mischelle! Yes, we’ve been eyeing Tulum since we got here. We’ll just have to see what unfolds. We hope to see you two before we leave Belize as well – and since we still haven’t ruled out a month or two in San Pedro before we head back to the states, it’s entirely possible, even if your schedule slips some. Glad to hear from you ~ jackie and ray


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